Music at ICH

A Ministry: whether sung or played, music is an expression of our faith, our sense of community, and our lives. Our service is filled with music, from hymns and spiritual songs, with organ, piano, handbells, and other instruments. Our choirs and congregation sing much of the service drawing from a rich and varied repertoire of musical settings. Our Congregation: our congregation worships fully, participating musically in all areas of the service and supported by our choirs. Our Choirs: our choirs are volunteer liturgical choirs who sing to support and enhance the worship of our faith community. Choir members of all ages receive intensive training in the art of choral singing at weekly group rehearsals and on an individual basis. Outside of the summer break, the choirs sing over 50 services a year.

Our Mixed Choir includes adults of all ages and musical backgrounds who practice weekly on Thursday evening at 7.00p.m. They lead worship and sing an anthem each Sunday as well as at evensongs, holy days, and Advent Lessons and Carols.

Our Choristers: the choristers are part of the Royal School of Church Music training program and have ribbons ranging from dark blue to gold. They are aged 8 through high school with both girls and boys participating. They practice weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6.30p.m. and sing weekly at the 10.30a.m. Sunday morning service. They typically sing an anthem each week and have an enormous repertoire of music. They sing holy day services and, twice a year, they also lead an Evensong worship. Each summer, they are encouraged and supported in going to the week long RSCM Music Gathering in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania to learn, sing, and worship with about 200 other singers from around the country. Our Musicians: within our community we also have many musical talents in instrumental playing. Sunday morning musicians enhance worship with guitar, flute, and other instruments. Our Immanuel Chamber Players meets together to play beautiful music that they share in concerts and other events through the year.